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Wednesday, 20 May 1914


Senator STORY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Has the attention of the Minister of Defence been drawn to the following cablegram, which appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser of the 18th inst., and which has reference to the use of oil fuel in the British Navy: -

It is reported that the Government, by guaranteeing £2,000,000 of the capital of an Anglo-Persian company, have secured for the Admiralty the first call on the output.

If so, is the honorable senatorprepared to recommend to the Cabinet the desirability of assisting in a similar manner any company or companies who are seeking to discover and develop oil-fields in Australia ?







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